Located in South Dakota, the structures were originally built by the Army Corps of Engineers in 1942 as a military fortress that stored explosives and munitions.
“And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains; And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb: For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?” Revelation 6:15-17 (KJV)
EDITOR’S NOTE: Revelation 6 shows us the incredible futility of people during the time of Jacob’s trouble trying to hide themselves from Jesus Christ by asking the mountains and the rocks to fall on them. Doomsday bunkers are a modern-day presaging of that event, and an equally useless waste of time.
Whether it’s nuclear warfare or a zombie apocalypse that triggers the end of the world, Vivos Group wants you to be prepared. The California-based company builds and maintains massive fortified shelters where high-net-worth families can buy space and live out Armageddon.
Its new development, Vivos xPoint, is billed as the largest private shelter community on earth. The bunker community houses up to 5,000 people and can withstand a 500,000-pound blast.
Take a look inside this modern-day Noah’s Ark:
The bunkers were built to withstand a 500,000-pound blast from explosives within. Vivos can pitch in as little or as much as the tenants like.
The company estimates the cost of retrofitting each shelter — complete with a blast door seal and interior lock, an escape hatch, exhaust and air vents, a propane generator, a fuel tank, electrical wiring, plumbing, a hot water heater, and a septic system — is roughly $12,000.
More “optional” construction, such as building walls, flooring, and energy storage, could run up an additional $20,300. For a full estimate of the costs, click here.